Discussion in 'Fiat India News' started by NAREN64, Jun 15, 2010.
Beautiful Pics there!! @GirishRaghu
An ad for Panda in UK - Full page on Sun
Panda, IMO, is the perfect cross over for Indian roads. When will Fiat wake up???
Friends, Fiat-India.com has now a dedicated page with much more info regarding FIAT's history. Check the link
Well well, that's the type of car Indian market needs!!If they launch with safety features in the base model along with bells and whistles , aggressive marketing, this has potential to attract the herd in India.
@GirishRaghu IMHO, I would disagree. The Panda is too boxy and reminds me of a Wagon-R. If I have the pulse of the Mango Man correct then he is not going to buy that. What would be ideal would be the 500 X. Look, Fiat has to stop treating us like a third world nation and dump stuff here. That as I have argued on numerous occasions would also mean getting better Petrol engines. We need what the rest of the world has. I mean almost all of the big sellers are having global releases in India and we are thinking Panda
@Raj_pol agree with you, look at Hyundai which offers the global products right here, or launches in India first and then other parts.
Fiat has every thing in their arsenal but we are getting only 1.3 Mjd with punto and linea only.
why not the Multiair 2 and multijet 2 along with other global products, please do not CKD or CBU try to go with minimum 90% localization.
@Raj_pol - Panda is definitely much better looking than the humble Wagon-R, no offence to Wagon R owners.
Look at the interiors and those huge alloys, man it is definitely a mini SUV.
In the 4 X 4 avatar, it is one of the best cross overs; according to one test drive report which was published in AutoCar last year, in which Mr. Goodwin took it to some volcanic mountains in Spain and was pretty impressed by its capabilities. The Wagon-R and many other mini SUVs available here at the moment can't even hold a candle to it !
If they price it right with some good engine options, the so-called Aam aadmi might also take the plunge given the fact that FIAT ASS is definitely improving slowly but surely.
Agreed on Panda (very great small car though, the world's best!), and 500X
Utterly disagree on the 'third world' treatment: that accusation is more apt for Maruti Suzuki, Honda, Toyota and Hyundai (as well as VW) than it is to Fiat (or Ford): they are the ones who keep launching cost-cut (in a hidden way), under-engineered 'third world' specials, tarted-up of course. But guess who sells in torrents!!
But you know that: which is why you keep advocating a 'give them the featherweight tincans they want', 'Hyundai is the ideal' new approach for Fiat!
perfectly correct keep these Linea and Punto models for those who want perfect FIAT and for the mass market they should follow all the tricks of Hyundai as a role model ahead of them.
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